Mt. Carmel man charged with Harassment of Wildlife

Monday evening around 11 o'clock, the Wabash County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of possible poaching in the area of Highway 11 and Friendsville Avenue in Mt. Carmel.

Sheriffs say a vehicle was reported to be driving around in a field, and looked to be chasing an animal.

Authorities say the individual who called in the complaint said that a shot had been fired.  

Sheriffs report that the vehicle left the area southbound on Friendsville Avenue towards Mt. Carmel.

A traffic stop was conducted, and 18-year-old Zachary R. Morrell of Mt. Carmel was arrested.

Sheriffs say a juvenile was in the car, along with two weapons and ammunition.

Morrell was charged with Harassment of Wildlife and Unlawful Use of Weapons. 

The juvenile was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Harassment of Wildlife.  

The Sheriff's Office did not locate any injured wildlife at the time of the incident.

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(This story was originally published November 14, 2017)


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